Published: 27 September 2013 at 14:56
Actor and Olympic hero presented with Anglia Ruskin awards at Peterborough Cathedral
Actor Warwick Davis and Olympic gymnast Louis Smith MBE both received honorary degrees from Anglia Ruskin University yesterday. The pair received their awards during student graduation ceremonies at Peterborough Cathedral.
Warwick received an Honorary Doctor of Arts award for his services to drama and his work to change the way that short people are represented in film and television.
The actor, who has starred in Willow, Star Wars, Life’s Too Short and Harry Potter, is currently appearing in the West End musical Spamalot. He received his award alongside Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education students from Anglia Ruskin’s Guild House campus.
Louis, the winner of the last series of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, received an Honorary Doctor of Health Sciences award for his services to British sport, culminating in his silver medal in gymnastics at the 2012 Olympic Games.
He collected his award alongside students from University Centre Peterborough (UCP), a joint venture between Anglia Ruskin and Peterborough Regional College.
Professor Michael Thorne, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin, said: